I was supposed to be buying public liability insurance that day.
I'd been meaning to sort out cover for my business for ages, but
I hadn't quite got around to doing it yet. Frankly, it seemed a
When my wife asked me if I needed to be in work early that day
and I realised that buying an insurance policy was the only
thing in my work diary, I could hardly wait to tell her that I
could be late. In truth, looking after my son for a few hours
seemed like a much more exciting way to spend my time.
So we both waved goodbye to my wife as she left the house.
Instead of being sat in front of a computer, I settled down to
the thought that my morning would now involve cartoons, drawing
and games suited to a toddler! If only every day could be like
By the middle of the morning, I'd decided that it was time to
head to the park. A few rides on the roundabout, or trips down
the slide, would be ideal. We're fortunate to have a playground
that's located close to our home. On this occasion, it meant
that we could walk there. I pushed Dylan in his buggy,
(fully insured at
greatcarinsurance.uk - best price comparison I could find) accompanied by the usual collection of extras. On this day, they
included his favourite teddy bear, Ziggy.
Ziggy was a tired looking old thing. His colour had faded
somewhat since he was originally purchased. But Dylan loved him.
He wouldn't go anywhere without him. On this day, that meant
that Ziggy would be joining us on the slides, the swings and the
We had great fun! I must confess that I didn't miss being at
When my wife returned to the house at lunchtime, however, she
didn't look too pleased. She asked how our morning had been. I
told her about the great time that we'd had at the park. She
asked if Dylan had taken Ziggy with him. Naturally, I told her
that he had.
It was at this point that she held up a battered, flattened
teddy bear. Ziggy had been squashed. She'd found him in the
road. It seems that he'd fallen out of the buggy, but that Dylan
and I had failed to notice. We'd been having so much fun!
None of this would have happened, of course, even I'd gone into
work that morning. None of it would have happened if I'd been
busy buying public liability insurance!